Food Preparation Worker

Cafeteria Aide, Carver, Caterer, Caterer Helper, Catering Assistant, Chicken and Fish Butcher   More Names
Coffee Brewer, Coffee Maker, Cold Meat Cook, Crew Mess Attendant, Culinary Worker, Deli Clerk (Delicatessen Clerk), Deli Slicer, Delicatessen Slicer, Diet Aide, Dietary Aide, Dietary Assistant, Expeditor, Food Expeditor, Food Handler, Food Order Expediter, Food Preparation Kitchen Aide, Food Preparation Worker, Food Preparer, Food Server, Food Service Aide, Food Service Specialist, Food Service Worker, Food Tray Assembler, Fruit and Vegetable Parer, Kitchen Assistant, Kitchen Clerk, Kitchen Food Assembler, Kitchen Hand, Kitchen Helper, Kitchen Lead, Kitchen Runner, Kitchen Staff, Kitchen Steward, Kitchen Team Crew Member, Kitchen Team Member, Kitchen Utility Associate, Line Server, Lineman, Meat Clerk, Mess Attendant, Nutrition Aide, Nutrition Helper, Pantry Cook, Pantry Goods Maker, Pantry Goods Worker, Pantry Worker, Parer, Pastry Cook Helper, Peeler, Pie Cutter, Prepared Foods Team Member, Produce Production Team Member, Raw Shellfish Preparer, Restaurant Worker, Salad Bar Clerk, Sandwich Artist, Sandwich Maker, Seafood Preparer, Service Team Crew, Service Team Member, Slicer
Most Common Education Levels

** This graph is based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data and offers a snapshot (based on a statistical sample) of the actual education and training levels of those persons who are currently working in this career. It does not necessarily reflect the education or training that an employer may require of a new hire. **

Current Entry Requirements

Most food preparation workers obtain their skills through short-term on-the-job training, which often lasts several weeks. Many start as kitchen helpers and progress into food preparation positions as they learn basic knife skills. Training generally starts with basic sanitation and workplace safety regulations and continues with instructions on how to handle, prepare, and cook food.

 
      

Career Snapshot

Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

6% - Slower than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $18,960 - $25,360

Hourly: $9 - $12